compiled by Nicole Rodman
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:24
• 40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 30, 1972):
    Two local firefighters were injured in two separate blazes in the Bear Creek area. On Nov. 23, firefighter William Akers was taken to Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) for a cut on his hand after battling a fire on Pinewood Road. Days later, on Nov. 28, firefighter Joseph Bruzdzinksi received burns to his hand after a malfunctioning oil burner ignited a fire on Meadow Avenue. Both men were treated and released.
    The wreckage of a plane that had been carrying a young Dundalk couple was discovered in Pennsylvania, five months after their plane disappeared while en route from Detroit. Along with their pilot,  Royden Von Nordeck, 57, 21-year-old Joseph Schuch Jr. and his 20-year-old wife, Sharon, were killed in the crash. The couple left behind an infant son, Karl, just two months old at the time of the crash.
    The West Inverness 9-10 soccer team won two games to capture their division of the Southeast Area Soccer League. Runners-up included the Charlesmont soccer team, which came in just behind West Inverness, as well as third-place teams Bear Creek, Dundalk and Edgemere-Sparrows Point.
    On the occasion of his retirement, longtime mail handler Bartholomew T. Frisa was honored for 30 years of service at the Dundalk Post Office on Nov. 16.

• 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 25, 1982):
    More than 100 guests looked on as ground was broken on the new Career Building at Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) on Nov. 19. The $2 million building was scheduled to be completed in the spring of 1984.
    Dundalk Community College announced a new course to be held in the spring of 1983, “Reading and Writing About Vietnam.” As part of the course, scheduled to meet on Thursday evenings, students would learn about and discuss the (then recently-concluded) Vietnam War through historical and literary texts.
    Staff at Battle Monument School opened their doors to the community during American Education Week, held Nov. 15 through 19. During the week’s Grandparents’ Day festivities, students and their grandparents were treated to a luncheon and entertainment at the school.
    Then-president of Mars Supermarkets, Angelo D’Anna, was awarded the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce’s 1982 Citizen of the Year award during a ceremony at Martin’s North Point Gardens on Nov. 20.

•20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 26, 1992):
    Released in November of 1992, the scores of that year’s Maryland Functional Tests (a graduation requirement for all Maryland high school students until 2004) showed mixed  results for local high schools. Sparrows Point High School students fared the best, with 11th grade students getting perfect scores in reading, math and writing. However, the school failed to meet state standards for 9th grade math and 11th grade citizenship.
    The Eagle named two local high school seniors as Dundalk’s top high school athletes for fall 1992. Football player John Satterfield was named best male athlete while field hockey player Andrea Bridges was honored as best female player.
    State Sen. Norman Stone was honored by childcare providers during a ceremony at Little Light Christian Child Care Center at Watersedge Baptist Church on Nov. 19. The senator was recognized for his efforts on behalf of childcare workers.
    Rotary Club of Dundalk members hosted a group of Rotary Club members from New Zealand as part of an exchange program. During their visit to Dundalk, the New Zealanders stopped at many local landmarks, including the Sparrows Point Country Club. (The Rotary Club of Dundalk closed in 2000).
• 10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 28 2002):
    Off-duty Baltimore City Police Det. Thomas Newman was ambushed and shot to death in the parking lot outside of Joe’s Tavern on Dundalk Avenue on Nov. 24. Three suspects, Raymond Sanders, 22, Javon House, 21, and Anthony Brown, 34, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder as well as handgun violations. (In 2004, all three suspects were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole).
    Edgemere teen Shanna Pusinsky won thousands of dollars in cash and clothing after winning a contest sponsored by l.e.i. clothing at Towson Town Centre. Puskinky also won an MTV-hosted dance for her school, Sparrows Point High School, though the school declined, citing scheduling conflicts.
    Local high schoolers named as top athletes of the fall 2002 season included Dundalk football player Jaired Rose and Sparrows Point soccer player Amie Barcikowski.
    Two men were arrested at Eastpoint Mall on Nov. 18 after attempting to walk out of the J.C. Penney store with two leather jackets. Both men were apprehended and charged with grand theft.